Sol de America vs Deportivo Santani
Competition: Paraguay Apertura
Date: 10 February 2018
Kick-off: 22:00 CET
Sol de América had, theoretically, an awesome chance to get something out of last weekend’s game against Guaraní, given that their opponents were playing with several reserves, having a big Copa Libertadores game coming up. They failed, big time. They sort of looked capable of earning a point early in the second half when they closed the gap on Guaraní to 2-1, there were about 10-15 minutes in which they tried to level the score, but in the end they didn’t just lose, they got massacred, conceding a total of six(!) goals (6-2). Truth is, Guaraní sent the ball in any way they wanted, practically anything they tried paid off, so maybe, just maybe, that “6” is too harsh for Sol de América. But on the other hand, Sol didn’t have more than two-three real chances to score, and they made almost 100% of those, lacking “fluency” when they pushed forward, in the sense that they needed two-three passes to move the ball from A to B, while under normal circumstances one pass should have been enough.
Deportivo Santaní couldn’t have asked for a better Apertura debut. They beat 3 de Febrero 1-0 at home last weekend, three much-deserved points, since they were definitely the better team on the pitch practically throughout the entire 90 minutes. There were a couple of moments that things could have gone south for them, they failed to score a second goal to put the game to bed, they remained… nervous until the final whistle, but for a club like Deportivo Santaní, to start the new season with a win, a clean sheet, at home, in front of their own fans, was a big thing. They are visiting a team that got butchered last weekend, a wounded team, a team that are desperate to bounce back, but Deportivo Santaní have very little to lose, the pressure is on the hosts, so… that suits Santaní just fine.
Previous five matches:
Guarani vs Sol de America 6-2
Cerro Porteno vs Sol de America 3-2
Sol de America vs Deportivo Capiata 1-1
Guarani vs Sol de America 0-1
Sol de America vs Libertad 1-2
Deportivo Santani vs 3 de Febrero 1-0
Deportivo Caacupé vs Deportivo Santani 1-1
Deportivo Santani vs 22 de Setiembre 1-0
Resistencia vs Deportivo Santani 1-4
Deportivo Santani vs Sportivo Iteño 3-1
Sol de América’s next game is at Cerro Porteño, next weekend. Deportivo Santaní will be hosting Libertad (both Paraguay Apertura matches).
Sol de America vs Deportivo Santani: Head to head Stats
There are only two relatively recent matches between these two with Sol de América as hosts, both in 2015, both going Sol’s way, 3-0 and 2-1.
Sol de America vs Deportivo Santani: Prediction
Sol de América are considered huge favourites to win, despite getting butchered last weekend, and despite Deportivo Santaní winning on their Apertura debut. It kind of makes sense though, because Sol’s roster is still better than that of Santaní, they are playing at home, and that… massacre last weekend was by a super hot – currently – team, Guaraní.
Sol de America vs Deportivo Santani: Betting Tips
A simple Sol de América win pays 1.66. For some, this may be enough. For more than that, I would risk with “Sol de América and over 2.5 goals”, which pushes their win over 2.50.
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